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Church of Scientology Fires Back at “Self-Absorbed” Leah Remini

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By Karen Brill

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The Church of Scientology is firing back at Leah Remini, calling the actress “self-absorbed” in response to her allegations that the controversial religion is a “lie.”

In a recent interview with BuzzFeed, Remini discussed her decision to leave Scientology, slamming the Church for “judging the world for not believing what they believed.”

Now, Scientology spokeswoman Karin Pouw is disputing Remini’s account in a statement to People, saying, “It comes as no surprise that someone as self-absorbed as Leah Remini with an insatiable craving for attention would exploit her former faith as a publicity stunt by rewriting her history with it, including omitting that she was participating in a program to remain a Scientologist by her own choice, as she was on the verge of being expelled for her ethical lapses.”

Pouw also blasts Remini’s behavior during her years with the Church.

“Ms. Remini was not attending Church services for years. In fact, she was upset because no one in the Church was calling her or her family, going so far as to drag her daughter into the Church to insist upon being given special treatment,” says Pouw.

Pouw adds that Remini’s recent comments about the Church are “absurd, insulting and motivated entirely by a desire to grab attention.”

What do you think about the feud between Remini and the Church of Scientology?

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